I had the most delightful conversation with Marky yesterday. It made me want to take some time off from being her mom and just be her friend. She would be a cool friend. At 10 years old, she is really coming into her own as a person. She is intelligent, observant, kind, loyal, wise, resourceful, literal - these are some of the qualities that I have noticed developing in her over the past few months. Here is our conversation:
- Marky - "Alyssa has to have 2 cavities filled"
- Mommy - "Oh wow - did you tell her about your experience - that it isn't going to be as bad as she thinks it might be?"
- Marky - "No, my advice wouldn't help her. I just kept quiet. Besides she's tough - she'll be ok".